The chemical weapons attack in Douma, Syria on 7 April 2018 has been widely reported. Here is my response:
I have been contacted by constituents about the horrendous chemical weapons attack on the residential neighbourhood of Douma and the UK response. The initial reports of over 70 dead; and people found in their homes foaming at the mouth and with chemical burns on their eyes was truly shocking.
Caroline Flint has met with Health Secretary, Jeremy Hunt, to seek Government support for children of alcoholics.
Joined by Liam Byrne MP and Jon Ashworth, the three MPs are seeking Government action on their Manifesto for Change – a campaign to ensure that every area of England has a plan to support children in families with alcohol misuse.
Caroline Flint has added her backing to a campaign for High Speed rail for the North, chairing the launch of a campaign in Parliament this week.
Caroline, who Co-Chairs the Northern Powerhouse All Party Parliamentary Group, said: “People in Doncaster have heard a lot about HS2, but with this campaign, we are demanding our HS3 – Northern Powerhouse Rail – to make trains from Hull to Liverpool, Doncaster to Newcastle hi-speed.
Airport campaigner Caroline Flint has backed building a new runway at Heathrow because of the huge number of jobs, the economic boost and the new regional connectivity that will benefit Doncaster.
Caroline said: “I was delighted to join Unite the Union and Back Heathrow – the grassroots community campaign for expansion at Heathrow airport - to promote this important campaign. The new runway at Heathrow has been a long time coming. This project will create jobs, connections and opportunities for firms, not just in the South, but across the country – and Doncaster should be part of it.
Caroline Flint has been given a guided tour by Assistant Director Helen Jones of the Rebel Daughters exhibition, at The Point, in Doncaster.
The exhibition is to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the first women to get the vote, in 1918, and will be showcasing a range of voices of all ages, exploring what being a rebel daughter means.
Ms Flint told Helen Jones said: “Being a rebel daughter means not letting anyone tell you how to be a rebel daughter.” Watch the video HERE.
Photo (right) Caroline Flint and Helen Jones
Caroline Flint was given a rapid-fire guide to life as a barista, when she popped into the Hot Chocolate Lounge in Denaby Main this week.